Friday, March 6, 2015

Two Events...

Last weekend, the surrounding communities got together for a Winter Carnival of sorts. It was a first attempt at getting the folks together to have some fun at this frigid time of year.
There was skiing, snow shoeing, lunch, music and a camp fire at the end. The snow sculptures took a while to do, since the snow was crunchy, hard to shape, and frozen to the point that it had to be chopped to produce some. One community did a great job producing this...

I should have stood back farther in order to get the whole thing in, but it was a tractor
pulling a wagon full of straw. The carved out seat was a winner with the little ones, and
of course those with cameras.

This one made me chuckle. It is a Snow Bank

It was a chilly day but the sun shone and those who attended really enjoyed it.
Three communities came together to do this and I guess there are hopes to try it 
again next year.

Unfortunately for me, I only stayed for a few hours, but was convinced by P to just
put the snow shoes on and give it a I did...
managing to do about 20 steps, with P hanging on to me so I wouldn't fall.
He told me I would get 5 points, just for participating.
(I came home after ward, and fell asleep on the couch for a while..oh dear.)

The next day was my eldest granddaughter's 18th birthday, and we were able to
get together for a family lunch to celebrate. Hard to believe that wee baby I held in
my arms is now 18. Where do the years go. I know everybody says that when their
children and grandchildren grow up. 

A special day in the life of a special young lady whom I love dearly.
Her birthday is also a sign of spring for me.
Waiting patiently for her sister's birthday in April!!!!

The sun is shining today, and if I don't go out in the frigid temps, it is beautiful. Well,
even if I do go out it is still beautiful, and I know in my heart, this too will pass.

Have a good day wherever you are.
Hope the sun is shining on you.


  1. I'll try again. :-) Love the photos of the ice shapes. A snow 'bank'? Very clever! Happy March springing into April (soon!!) to you.

    1. Thanks Pamela. You did it this time. I think everyone is longing for spring, so I'm not alone. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. The sun was shining on me today in Breckenridge, Bonnie. I went for a long walk (not on my snowshoes). Our snow sculptures are hands-off and roped from the public. No little ones get to climb aboard!

    1. This was a first attempt to get the communities together to do this. The tractor was made with the little ones in mind. Glad the sun was shining for you. We definitely need more sun.

  3. How quickly they grow!
    Rose is now three, bet it's hard to believe your granddaughter is 18, hope you had a lovely celebration!

    It's a beautiful sunny day here and I am loving it!

    1. Enjoy every minute you can with Rose. My two granddaughters have bloomed overnight it seems. I am blessed that I live close to them. Hugs to you Margie.

  4. The Winter Carnival was such a good idea, Bonnie. and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love the snow sculptures. I know just what you mean about the time flying and grandchildren growing up. Our eldest grandson will be 16 next month and is already 6'1" and still growing!

    1. It must be true that the older we get the faster time flies.

  5. A birthday party for your grown-up baby! How wonderful. So many shining faces. You are surely blessed. (And am still chuckling about the "snow bank". We have a winter carnival with snow sculptures in our neck of the woods, too.)

    1. I thought the 'snow bank' was pretty funny too. The tractor won the sculpture contest. They didn't have a prize for the funniest.